December 13, 2017

Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker and party attend 38th AIPA General Assembly

At the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Representative of the Philippines and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) President H.E. Pantaleon D. Alvarez, a hluttaw representative group led by Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U T Khun Myat arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines on 14 September evening to attend the 38th AIPA General Assembly. They were welcomed by Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines Hon. Raneo E. Abu, Myanmar ambassador to the Philippines U Win Naing and officials.
The 38th AIPA General Assembly was held in the Philippines from September 14 to 20 under the theme “AIPA and ASEAN Partnering for Inclusive Change.”
The assembly was attended by heads of AIPA member parliaments and representatives from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Representatives from observer members Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, European Parliament, Japan, South Korea, India and Russia Federation also attended.
On the first day of the assembly on 15 September, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U T Khun Myat and party attended the AIPA Executive Committee Meeting and Women Parliamentarians of AIPA, or WAIPA.
On the second day, the Myanmar hluttaw representative group met with AIPA President and Speaker of the House of Representative of the Philippines, attended the opening ceremony of the general assembly and also attended the first general assembly, where the head of the Myanmar hluttaw representative group Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker delivered a speech.
On 17 September, the third day, the Myanmar delegation attended three committee meetings and a discussion with observer countries.
On the fourth day, 18 September, the Myanmar delegation participated in the study tour of Tagaytay City and attended the joint communiqué committee meeting in the evening.
On the fifth day of the assembly on 19 September, a second general assembly was held and Myanmar hluttaw representative attended to confirm the reports by committee that were read. In the evening, the Myanmar delegation attended an event where Philippines President H.E. Rodrigo R. Duterte received the head of AIPA member parliaments and attended the closing ceremony of the 38th AIPA General Assembly.
Representative groups attending the assembly were hosted with dinners by Senate President of the Philippines H.E. Aquilino Pimental III and Speaker of the House of Representative of the Philippines H.E. Pantaleon D. Alvarez on 16 and 19 September respectively.
Twenty-one resolutions on ASEAN region economic, social and women affair sectors were confirmed in the 38th AIPA General Assembly. The 39th AIPA General Assembly will be held in the Republic of Singapore in September 2018.
The Myanmar hluttaw representative group led by Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U T Khun Myat returned from Manila to Yangon yesterday evening. — Myanmar News Agency

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